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Kristen A. Zeller, M.D.

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Kristen A. Zeller, M.D.

Kristen A. Zeller, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences-Pediatrics

Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Pediatrics

Physician Rating

4.5 out of 5

36 Ratings
6 Comments
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Contact Information

  • New Patient Appointments:

    336-716-WAKE

  • Returning Patient Appointments:

    336-716-7799

  • Department: 336-716-0546

  • Fax: 336-716-9758

  • E-mail:

    kzeller@wakehealth.edu

Memberships

  • Am Academy Of Pediatrics/Surgi

  • Pediatric Trauma Society

  • Soc for Ultrasound in Med Educ

  • Am Coll Of Surgeons

  • Am Pediatric Surgical Assn

  • Amer Soc of Parent&Enteral Nut

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • NPI: 1952565855

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Trauma, Neonatal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pediatric Breast Disease, Anorectal malformations, Surgical Critical Care, Short Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Wall Defects, Pediatric Surgery, Chest Wall Deformities, Nonaccidental Trauma, Congenital Anomalies

Education & Training

  • B.A.

    1997 - Augustana College

  • M.D.

    2002 - University of South Carolina-Columbia

  • Residency

    2007 - Surgery: NC Baptist Hospital

  • Fellowship

    2008 - Surgical Critical Care: Children's Hospital Boston

  • Fellowship

    2009 - Acute Care Surgery: WFU School of Medicine

  • Fellowship

    2011 - Pediatric Surgery: Riley Hospital for Children

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery Pediatric Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care

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Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Child Abuse, Spleen, Embolization, Therapeutic, Wounds, Nonpenetrating, Accidents

Recent Publications

  • Adenocarcinoma and polyposis of the colon in a 20-year-old patient with Trisomy 13: a case report Thurtle DP, Huck MB, Zeller KA, Jewett T.. J Med Case Rep. 2018;12(1):56.
  • Nonaccidental trauma Escobar M, Santore M, Zeller K, Sieren L, Hamilton N, Miller-Fitzwater A.. Pediatr Surg NaT. 2017;():.
  • The spleen not taken: differences in management and outcomes of blunt splenic injuries in teenagers cared for by adult and pediatric trauma teams in a single institution O'Connor SC, Doud AN, Sieren LM, Miller PR, Zeller KA.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2017;83(3):368-372.
  • Robotic rectopexy for rectal prolapse in pediatric patients Hiller DJ, Bohl JL, Zeller KA.. Am Surg. 2017;83(12):1386-1389.
  • Toxic shock syndrome due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection after a pediatric scald burn Garland M, Zeller KA, Shetty AK.. Am J Emerg Med. 2016;34(8):1735.e1-2.
  • Bending the rules: a novel approach to placement and retrospective experience with the 5 French Arndt endobronchial blocker in children less than 2 years Templeton TW, Downard MG, Simpson CR, Zeller KA, Templeton LB, Bryan YF.. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016;26(5):512-520.
  • Experimental testicular tissue banking to generate spermatogenesis in the future: a multidisciplinary team approach Sadri-Ardekani H, McLean TW, Kogan S, Sirintrapun J, Crowell K, Yousif MQ, Hodges SJ, Petty J, Pranikoff T, Sieren L, Zeller K, Atala A.. Methods. 2016;99():120-127.
  • Prematurity and neonatal comorbidities as risk factors for nonaccidental trauma Doud AN, Lawrence K, Goodpasture M, Zeller KA.. J Pediatr Surg. 2015;50(6):1024-1027.
  • Pediatric child abuse victim with posttraumatic inferior vena cava thrombosis Goodpasture ML, Zeller KA, Petty JK.. Pediatr Surg Int. 2014;30(5):569-571.
  • Vascular access procedures Zeller KA, Petty JK. In: Ziegler, MM, Azizkhan RG, von Allmen D, Weber TR, eds. Operative pediatric surgery. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2014: 137-149.
  • Proximal alimentary tract obstruction: malrotation Zeller KA, Rescorla FJ. In: Ladd AP, Rescorla FJ, Grosfeld JL, eds. Handbook of pediatric surgical patient care. New Jersey: World Scientific;2014: 657-664.
  • Trichoblastoma: management of a rare skin lesion Zeller KA, Billmire DF.. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47(1):250-252.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.6
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.6
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.6
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.6
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.6
Patients' confidence in CP
4.6
Time CP spent with patient
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.1



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 7/26/2018

    Dr Zeller is amazing! It's obvious she really cares about her patients, and their families.

  • 7/17/2018

    All staff from pre-op to post-op were courteous, kind, caring and knowledgeable.

  • 6/20/2018

    Very impressed with Dr. Zeller. She is very kind and personable, but also extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

  • 3/30/2018

    *Dr. Zeller is an incredible doctor, professional, and human being. We are SO fortunate to have been referred to her. She will forever be a blessing to our family.

  • 3/12/2018

    Dr. Zeller has been my sons surgeon for 5 years. We could not imagine our lives without her.

  • 12/20/2017

    *Dr. Zeller is an amazing doctor and surgeon w/a great bedside manner.

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